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Soundie - Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech

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The Gordonairs of Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians and The University Chorus


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Keywords: soundie

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Average Rating: 3.63 out of 5 stars3.63 out of 5 stars3.63 out of 5 stars3.63 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: donwert - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 7, 2010
Subject: "Heck" Of An Engineer?
Decent redition of the Georgia Tech fight song, spoiled by subsitution of "heck of an engineer" for the REAL "helluva engineer"---reflecting the silly phobia of the era about showing any "swear" words on the screen. Really childish and silly....

Reviewer: Popeye Doyle - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - September 12, 2007
Subject: Blofeld
Like Mr Blofeld in "Diamonds are Forever," I personally don't like military marches. Although this isn't like it themewise, the rhythm still is marching-style.

But then, I have a profound feeling of sympathy (pity?) for that dude who disappears all the time to the bathroom--sorry, phone booth. Until he starts singing. But I can understand who some folks might like it, though. After all, it's got some humor, to say the least.

Reviewer: Freakynose - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 11, 2007
Subject: Good!
I like it!

Reviewer: RoboReview - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 10, 2007
Subject: From Maine to Georgia
Those darned '30s-'40s collegians sure knew how to tie one on . . . after a full-scale singalong and a swingin' march routine to boot! Fred Waring was the Mitch Miller of his day.

Reviewer: skhs - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 30, 2006
Subject: The Maine Stein Song - Then the Rambling Wreck
The Maine Stein Song

Fill... the steins to dear old Maine,
Shout ç¨il the rafters ring!
Stand... and drink a toast once again!
Let every loyal Maine man sing.
Drink... to all the happy hours,
Drink to the careless days;
Drink... to Maine, our Alma Mater,
The college of our hearts always.
Written in 1902. Made famous by Rudy Vallee on Fleischman Radio Hour in 1929

Reviewer: babbitts - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 29, 2006
Subject: Reconizable Tune
Just saw "My Sister Eileen" (the non musical with Rosalind Russell) at our local revival movie theater and this song is sung by the unemployed house husband on the top floor as he tackles a dummy in the back yard. Wikipedia states Gregory Peck sang it in "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit". "Heckuva" is said to replacable with suitable and saucier language.

Reviewer: ERD - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 8, 2006
Subject: A humorous Soundie
A Soundie that was fun to see. Well sung, and humorously presented. Probably enjoyed by college students of that era.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 16, 2005
Subject: and a heck of an engineer!
Rousing song, with a somewhat ribald soundie for it. It shows a shameless party going on, with beer, babes and song! Everyone gets up and dances and chugs away! One man goes to the washroom! One wonders who this soundie was made for, except for the fellows at the said college.